South Korean Carrier SKT Launches Blockchain-powered Certification App

Source: Adobe/pvl The South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom (SKT) has announced the launch of a blockchain-powered ID and authentication certificates service. According to Gvalley News, SK Telecom, part of the SK business conglomerate and one of the two biggest mobile carriers and internet providers in the nation, the service – an app named Initial […]

Ruffer Chairman Calls Bitcoin a “Unique Beast” 

Jonathan Ruffer, chair of British investment management firm Ruffer, endorsed Bitcoin during the company’s latest investment review. “Bitcoin is a unique beast as an emerging store of value, blending some of the benefits of technology and gold,” Ruffer stated in the publication. He added that Bitcoin is “becoming a challenger to gold’s standing as the […]

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 3

Source: iStock/christopherhall Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by crypto exchanges that we found last week and today. Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here. _________________________________________ Binance.USDelistings:XRP BitfinexListings:Stakenet (XSN)Sushi (SUSHI)e-Radix (eXRD)Delistings:Aion Network (AION)Auctus (AUC)CommerceBlock (CBT)Gemini Dollar (GUSD)Ether […]

US crypto regulations will return Bitcoin to its digital cash origins

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, recently proposed a series of new regulations applying to financial institutions dealing with digital currencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC). To summarize the proposed regulations, exchanges would essentially be required to file a report with FinCEN when a customer makes a purchase in excess of $10,000, and […]

Spanish Football Club Says it Has Made World-first Crypto Pro Transfer

David Barral. Source: A screenshot, Instagram/barraldb A Spanish football club said that it has made a veteran footballer and La Liga veteran the first professional player to complete a transfer conducted entirely in crypto. Per the Spanish football newspaper Sport, David Barral – a former Real Madrid, APOEL and Sporting de Gijón striker who has […]

New SEC Chair, Confiscated Bitcoin Miners, Trader vs. Banks + More News

Gary Gensler. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube/Bloomberg Markets and Finance Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Regulation news Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, who is considered to be pro-crypto and blockchain-savvy, has been officially named chair […]

Key Indicator Suggests Major Bitcoin Correction in the Works

Key Takeaways Demand for Bitcoin is rising as whales take advantage of every dip to buy Bitcoin at a discount. Regardless, the SOPR indicator forecasts that BTC looks primed to retrace. While the on-chain metric forecasts an 80% correction, the $30,000 level could keep falling prices at bay. Share this article After doubling in less […]

Institutional Investment May Be Behind Boom in Bitcoin Whale Wallets

Key Takeaways From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, the number of wallets with over 1,000 BTC grew 6.9%. The number of wallets with over 1,000 BTC grew 7.6% in the last 30 days alone. The data helps strengthen the case many analysts are making for a prolonged bull run. Share this article The Bitcoin […]

Crypto Market Sentiment Leaves the Positive Zone; XRP Wins the Week & Day

Source: iStock/xijian As bitcoin (BTC) fell from its recently reached new all-time high, and with the ongoing market volatility over the past week, the market sentiment dropped out of the positive zone it had reached just a week ago. The combined moving 7-day average crypto market sentiment score (sentscore) for the top 10 coins fell […]

eToro Says It Didn’t Restrict Bitcoin Buy Orders Last Weekend

Source: Adobe/APchanel Trading and investing platform eToro said it did not limit buy orders this past weekend. “We did not implement any restrictions to crypto buy orders this weekend,” Amy Butler, global head of PR for eToro, told today, stressing that “the email we sent to customers last week only outlined possible restrictions.” Having […]